Watford face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hornets will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 2 of the 16 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2004, the North End carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 06 Aug||Watford||1 - 2||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 19 Mar||Watford||0 - 2||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 07 Aug||Preston N.E.||2 - 1||Watford||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 14 Feb||Watford||2 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 04 Nov||Preston N.E.||2 - 1||Watford||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 04 Mar||Watford||0 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 17 Sep||Preston N.E.||1 - 1||Watford||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These games have seen the North End score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.
Watford have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Hornets have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Preston N.E.'s 28 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 36 points from 20 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With Watford only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Deepdale will be a good result. Score draw
|Preston N.E.||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
|Watford||6 games since last defeat.|